Consorzio: Sinagra Shipping
Assets: Nigh unlimited funding
Dangers: Turncoats, working for Prince Villanova.
Sinagra Shipping presents a forbidding edifice to the beetling precipices of La Piazza di Battaglia. Perhaps the largest of the massive buildings that face the plaza, Sinagra Shipping projects its dominance with little to no fear. Many a merchant (and even Prince Bernoulli himself) would give much to know the origin of the Sinagra Shippers' virtually limitless funding. If they knew, their blood would curdle.
Sinagra Shipping is a longterm plant set up with great care and secrecy by Prince Villanova himself, poised at the throat of Bernoulli Island itself. In addition to providing the Villanova Prince with valuable intelligence, should Giovanni ever decide to invade Amozare and cut the head off of Vodacce's wealthiest Prince, the Sinagra Shipping edifice would serve as an automatic beachhead. As a result, the Sinagra Shippers walk a deadly blade's edge in La Piazza di Battaglia. If their loyalties are discovered, their lives aren't worth a bent centima. On the other hand, if they allow themselves to be cornered out of the market by any of their legitimate rivals, they will find themselves much less valuable to their secret patron, and that's not exactly healthy either. While Giovanni is willing to flood their coffers with Villanova silver when they provide valuable information, they are much more secure when they can turn a profit on their own.
No one ever said they are Villanova's only trump card in Amozare. The Prince could always decide to sacrifice them to the Bernoulli in order to strengthen the secrecy of one of his other plots.
Critical Weakness: If anyone on Amozare, anyone, were to discover their connection to Villanova, it's all over. If Villanova decides they are more trouble than they are worth, or more valuable as a sacrificed pawn to put his other pieces in better position, it's all over.
Example Leader: Villanova Lord's Hand
Example Black Sheep: Burnt-out Spy, Mondavi Double Agent
Example Sorcerer: Vilanova Fate Witch